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Former Blue Flame standout Boggs picked to lead program

Courtesy The Journal Former Pickens High School football standout John Boggs, pictured here during his final season at Walhalla High in 2011, was announced Monday as the new head coach of his More »

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Easley’s Simons resigns position

By Ben Robinson Staff Reporter brobinson@thepccourier.com EASLEY — Easley city administrator Fox Simons has announced his resignation from the position. Simons, who has worked for the city for the last eight years, More »

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Nix promoted to division commander

Pickens County sheriff Rick Clark congratulates Lt. Marvin Nix for his promotion to captain and assignment to serve as division commander of the sheriff’s office’s Judicial Services Division. PICKENS — Lt. Marvin Nix, More »

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SWU hosts events in MLK’s honor

One Voice Jeremiah Dew gives Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech, part of his presentation titled “One Voice: A Black History Narrative,” which combines his performances with video More »

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Mountain Moonshine, Malfaesance and A Mother’s Misery

By Dr. Thomas Cloer, Jr. Special to The Courier recently attended a high school class reunion near Stinking Creek in Campbell County in the high east Tennessee mountains. My family lived there More »

Hurley Team recognized as 2014 Top Producers at Century 21 Hometown Realtors

Century 21 Hometown Realtors in Seneca SC recognizes Freddie & Sandie

The Hurley Team

The Hurley Team

Hurley of The Hurley Team as 2014 Top producing agents.”It is with great

dedication,knowledge and commitment to quality service that Freddie &

Sandie has so duly earned this recognition.The Hurley Team is a leader and

innovator in the real estate industry and an asset to homebuyers and sellers in

the community.”said Broker/Owner Lee Morrison.They were also presented

with Century 21 Hometown Realtors Top Dog Award for 2014.To learn more

about the Hurley Team visit www.thehurleyteam.com.

About CENTURY 21 Hometown Realtors

They are an independently owned and operated franchise affiliate of CENTURY 21 Real Estate.

 

Doodle Trail groundbreaking set

PICKENS — After years of planning and debate, Pickens and Easley will officially break ground on the Doodle Trail this week.

The groundbreaking ceremony, which is planned for noon Thursday and open to the public, will be held at the Pickens Rail Yard at 409 E. Cedar Rock St. in Pickens.

According to Pickens city administrator Bruce Evilsizor, the groundbreaking will kick off the construction phase of the multi-use recreational trail, which will stretch more than seven miles

Former Blue Flame standout Boggs picked to lead program

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Courtesy The Journal

Former Pickens High School football standout John Boggs, pictured here during his final season at Walhalla High in 2011, was announced Monday as the new head coach of his alma mater. Boggs served as an assistant coach for the Blue Flame last season

By Zack Mauldin
Editor

zmauldin@thepccourier.com

PICKENS — Like many others his age who grew up in Pickens in the 1970s and 1980s, John Boggs remembers attending games at Bruce Field as a boy, watching legendary coach Bill Isaacs lead the Blue Flame through one of the greatest stretches in program history.

Now Boggs, a Pickens High School graduate, has his own chance to lead the next generation of

Easley’s Simons resigns position

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By Ben Robinson
Staff Reporter

brobinson@thepccourier.com

EASLEY — Easley city administrator Fox Simons has announced his resignation from the position.

Simons, who has worked for the city for the last eight years, will step down Feb. 13 to accept an assistant city administrator position in Myrtle Beach.

His first day at his new position is set for Feb. 16.

“It’s a good opportunity for me and my family,” Simons said. “We hate to leave because we’ve

Police: Student assaulted EHS administrators, resource officer

EASLEY — Police arrested an Easley High School student on multiple charges last week after they allege he assaulted a resource officer and two other school employees following an investigation into stolen money.

According to Maj. Tim Tollison of the Easley Police Department, two administrators searched a 15-year-old student’s bookbag after an accusation of stolen money on Friday.

The school resource officer had enough evidence to make an arrest after the search, Tollison

Hiott named chair of House ag committee

By Ben Robinson
Staff Reporter

brobinson@thepccourier.com

Rep. Davey Hiott

Rep. Davey Hiott

PICKENS — Rep. Davey Hiott, a Pickens native, has been named chairman of the Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee of the South Carolina House of Representatives.

Hiott became interested in the position after the former chairman stepped down for a spot on the Ways and Means Committee.

“It’s a team effort,” Hiott said of the committee. “We have 18 people on the committee, and we

Bowers pushes for career center funding

By Ben Robinson
Staff Reporter

brobinson@thepccourier.com

PICKENS — Pickens County School Board member Phillip Bowers unsuccessfully pushed for $41,000 in funding to be restored for the Career and Technology Center at the board’s meeting on Monday night.

Dr. Herbert Cooper said he would like to hear superintendent Danny Merck’s opinion on the matter.

Merck said the funding was needed, but there were other needs created by board budget cuts. It would be up to the board whether to restore funding now.

Board member Judy Edwards suggested the board wait until the district passes the 135-day

Nix promoted to division commander

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Pickens County sheriff Rick Clark congratulates Lt. Marvin Nix for his promotion to captain and assignment to serve as division commander of the sheriff’s office’s Judicial Services Division.

PICKENS — Lt. Marvin Nix, a 20-year veteran of the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, has been promoted to the rank of captain and has been assigned to serve as the division commander for the Judicial Services Division within the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office — a position recently vacated by the retirement of Keith Galloway.

Nix will oversee the division responsible for the operation of the detention facility, as well as the security for the Pickens County Courthouse.

“The skills that Marvin brings to the table made the decision to elevate him into the position of

Senate Judiciary passes Martin’s criminal domestic violence bill

Proposal heads to full Senate for debate

COLUMBIA — Recognizing the need for immediate movement on the issue of domestic violence, the S.C. Senate Judiciary last week passed legislation that would get tougher on offenders, as well as restrict gun ownership for many of those convicted of criminal domestic violence.

S.3, sponsored by judiciary chairman Larry Martin and others, is the first major piece of domestic violence legislation in years. Among other provisions, the bill would increase the penalties and prohibit those who have committed criminal domestic violence from possessing a

Field honored for 50 years of service to DAR

UPSTATE — Dr. Nora Rooche Field was honored on Jan. 20 by the Wizard of Tamassee Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) at the Historic Ballenger House for her 50th year of membership in the DAR.

Dr. Nora Rooche Field was honored by the Wizard of Tamassee Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Pictured are Peg Stutsman, Field, Dr. Rooksie Noorai and Mari Noorai.

Dr. Nora Rooche Field was honored by the Wizard of Tamassee Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Pictured are Peg Stutsman, Field, Dr. Rooksie Noorai and Mari Noorai.

Field joined as junior member and she was a fourth-generation member of the Wizard of Tamassee Chapter. Her great-grandmother, Martha Bowen Nimmons, was a charter member of the chapter. Field is descended from several founding families of Pickens County, including Anderson, Anthony, Bowen, Cantrell, Easley, Field, Griffin and Nimmons.

Dr. Field’s daughters, Dr. Rooksie Noorai of Central and Miss Mari Noorai, are both fifth-generation members of the DAR and joined as junior members. Rooksie Noorai is also a member of the Wizard of Tamassee Chapter and State Vice Chair


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